For new MetroPCS LG Optimus F6 Android owners, rooting is an intimidating process, especially since there has few way to gain root access. I’ve previously covered a way of doing it for the T-Mobile version of the LG Optimus F6 that has the V10B firmware on it. Definitely not a hard task for a first-time rooter.
Today, thanks to the crafty developers at Kingo App, root can be attained with just one click now, and working for the MetroPCS version of the LG Optimus F6, but I haven’t try it on my phone for now.
You’ll need to have the following components ready:
You’ll need to have the software:
Here’s how to get started:
How to check:
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IT work for the LG F6 and the OPTIMUS L9 MSG769 which was root proof but it did it.
thanks a lot u best
it wont recognize my device even after i allow usb debugging help
Dude tried several different ways ,none worked. tried yours worked the first time thank you brother.
Thanks, it worked terrific on my Metro LG F6. No Problems!!!
It wont let me do anything I dont know what I may be doing wrong as I am following directions
Thank you, but before I try to use it, you didn’t (no criticism intended) mention a Custom Recovery. Does it put one on there? Or is that a separate step? If separate, do you know where I can get it (where you got yours, which devs (CWM, or TWRP) and what version of it are you using? Or did you just go and get CWM/Goo in Google Play and do it that way (and which one)?
Also, how much free space is needed? This phone is only a 4GB, with less than 1 GB free by the time they’re done (LG) with it. I could probably up it to 2 GB, but that’s about it and I didn’t know if they were all that way.
One last thing, please; Is a specific version of Android required, like JB (which one), et al?
Btw, does anyone remember how to get the two batteries (Tab & KB) to display in the Status Bar (or whatever it is at the very top there) as two separate icons? I know that I did it a long time ago on my TF700T, but I can’t remember how. Also, I’m pretty sure that I read somewhere, where somebody did it on the TF701T (w/Factory ROM), but I cannot find it again. Does anyone please know? Thanks!!!
It worked perfectly fine on mine thanks a lot man and for all those who don’t seem to get it to work try to restart your computer after installing the Kingo Android root app and put your phone usb setting to charging instead of media transfer etc
Great instructions!! Worked like a charm to root my Metro PCS LG Optimus F6. While I love Metro PCS service and F6, the limited internal storage had become a nuisance. Just got done freeing up some internal space using Kingo and Link2SD and am looking fwd to better overall experience with the phone.
OK, for anyone who is having trouble getting this to work, I have the solution!
First of all, for the connection mode in your phone’s settings, use “Charging Only”. Don’t ask me why. It works.
Anyway, if the program doesn’t detect your device, it’s because the proper driver isn’t installed.
So when it fails to connect, unplug your phone from your PC/Laptop and close the program out.
Then go to this link and it will auto-download the driver to you, which will work in XP/Vista/7 (32 & 64 bit):
Once that’s installed, disable any and all anti-virus and anti-spy/malware programs and the Windows Firewall (or whatever you’re using).
Then plug your phone in again (best advice is not to use a USB 3 port and use a USB 2 instead).
It should detect it, but whatever message you get, after you wait about 10 seconds, then run the Kingo program again and it should detect your phone just fine!
I do have one question for anyone else that can answer it. I was Rooted fine, but does this program install a recovery?
If so, what is the button combo to get to it with this LG? Like PWR+VOL-DOWN or something?
If not, anyone know how I can get one on it?
Anyway, I hope this helps! Everything else in this cool original post should be followed to the letter!
Im totally new to rooting but do i need a micro usb bcuz i thought the usb cable that came with the charger might work but im not sure.
I tried to root the metro pcs based LG optimus LGS690 phone. Initially the the kingo rooter notified I need some drivers installed. I installed the drivers using the LG software. Setup usb debug mode and connected to the PC.
But the Kingo is not even seeing the device any more. Says no phone connected.
The metro pc service has been closed. I just wanted to try rooting on a phone that was a ginea pig.
Do I need to have the service running?
Did you read my post above?
Also, where I say to leave it in Charging Only Mode, that’s wrong! Sorry! Put it in MTP Mode.
Newest metro pcs/android update screwed up the rooting process and both kingo and saferoot no longer root the phone. I should have never updated the phone.